Youth Programs

For all youth recreational leagues and programs, emphasis is placed on skill development, participation, sportsmanship, and most of all, kids having fun! Activities are designed for pure enjoyment and skill development. At the Worcester County Department of Recreation & Parks emphasis is placed on participation and positive sportsmanship.

Our Active Start Youth Sport Development Programs are for children of all skill levels. These sport-specific programs prepare children for organized sports in a fun, non-threatening environment by teaching the fundamentals of play while encouraging an appreciation for being physically fit and healthy.

Get ready to play in this new league! All players must have gloves, chest/shoulder protection, helmet, and stick to play. 

View information on upcoming Esport Leagues and Tournaments. 

Spend time getting pamered just like at a real salon! Hair stylists, makeup artists, and manicurists from Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology will provide beauty services. 

This program is great for homeschool children of all skill and fitness levels to have fun and keep their bodies moving. Children will enjoy fitness is a variety of recreation activities and build confidence in a structured, non-competitive environment while socializing with peers. 

Enjoy a night out while your children enjoy staying IN. Children will enjoy watching movies, playing games, and making a craft to take home.

Players will participate in this one day skills competition that will give them a chance to perform at the Sectional level and then move on to partake at a big league ball park. 

Join us for our series of Pop Up Programs. These evenings are free to the public with pre-registration.

Ready, Set, Run is a youth fitness program originally designed by the National Alliance of Youth Sports. This fun and engaging 12 week program has two goals. The first is to prepare all of the participants to run and complete a 5K at the end of 12 weeks. The second goal is to build confidence through learning how to set and accomplish fitness goals. Ready, Set, Run is way more than just a regular exercise routine. It is a complete youth character building experience. 

USA Track & Field and Worcester County have teamed up to create Run Jump Throw, a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity. 

Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!

No School? No Problem! Drop off the kids for a fun day activities at the Worcester Recreation Center. 

This class is for parents or expecting parents and their stroller-aged child. The class will include warm-up, power walking, stretching, and toning. Stroller fitness will give parents the opportunity to meet other parents, engage in playgrounds, and form lasting friendships, while providing an enriching and fun environment for children. Children will need to remain in their stroller for the most of the class. 

Join us for some live action game play! Our Tactical Laser Tag system brings military style missions to the gym, getting you off your controllers by running around with friends!

Yoga helps children manage their anxiety and improves childrens emotional regulation. Yoga boosts self-esteem and increases children's body awareness and mindfulness. 

Youth Soccer is offered during the fall, winter, and spring seasons. In both our outdoor and indoor leagues, girls and boys of all skill levels are invited to take part in this popular sport. Teams from each town will be formed.

Our Youth Field Hockey Programs will introduce participants to the sport of field hockey. Basic skills and fundamentals will be introduced through station exercises, fun games, and drills. Participants will be learn to apply their skills to small sided scrimmage games.

Participants will be introduced to the basics of canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and even baiting a hook. Your child will have the opportunity to learn about our local watershed as well as experience adventures on the Pocomoke River and Newtown Park Pond. 

Youth Basketball is offered ruing the fall and winter seasons. In both our Instructional program and Youth League, girls and boys of all skill levels are invited to participate.

This program is designed for toddlers to develop friendships, self esteem and curiousity in a safe nurturing environment.  Toddler Gym will give you and your child the opportunity to have fun together and to form lifelong friendships.

Children will have a blast in our story time program by connecting crafts and songs to the stories read to them.

Little All-Stars is a great way for your child to become active while learning the key elements of a variety of sports and activities.  Each class will focus on the fundamental movement skills of each sport, including soccer, t-ball, basketball, volleyball, and more.  This program will introduce and encourage your child in skill development and team work while enhancing self confidence and social interaction.